Spearsville Happenings

Barbara Walton
February 24, 2011

WOW!! What about this Louisiana weather? -18 degrees a week ago and we were complaining about having Cabin Fever; this week has been just perfect. What a wonderful God we serve!! Even the bluebirds have been out scouting around for a home for their new families. Four were fighting over the same house last Saturday in the front yard; Sunday they were in the back yard looking over prospective accomodations back there. This weather has been wonderful to get all of those outside jobs done we have been putting off. It has been such fun.

Denise and Tim Clement invited several of us for a luncheon on Tuesday – Betty Barron, Floy Rea, Bonnie Rhodes and Barbara Walton. Tim had cooked a pork loin in the crock-pot so we had pulled pork tacos, chips and King Cake. It was delicious!! Denise and Tim are so gracious and enjoy sharing their home with guests. Each of us came home with a string of beautiful, festive Mardi Gras beads. Thanks for breaking the Winter Doldrums for us.

Susan Spears invited the Ruth Sunday School Class for a luncheon at her home in West Monroe on Thursday. (It was planned for the week before but had to be postponed due to the inclement weather). She has a beautiful home and the food was out of this world. We “oohed and aawed “over the broccoli, ham, and cheese quiche and wanted the recipe. After lunch we moved to the sun room and later the dining room where we were joined by Michelle Bell, Lou Ellen Russell., and Sharon Liner for coffee and caramel pie. Everyone had such fun talking about life in Spearsville in the 1950’s and 60’s. This luncheon reminded the kids of the weekly coffees their mothers had when they were growing up – the kids played and the adults had “group therapy” as they visited. “Thank you, Susan for inviting us for this wonderful get-together!!! It was such fun!!”

Shelia & Richard Curtis went to Camden, AR on Saturday and enjoyed the first flowers of Spring – daffodils and jonquils. They were perfectly beautiful. Shelia usually goes to Old Washington, near Hope, for the Daffodil Festival each year. This town has a lot of history as well as the beauty of the flowers. She highly recommends it for a day-trip each Spring.

I don’t have any updates on our sick this week except Drue Rockett. He is back in the hospital and continues to need to remember, please contact me at xxx-xxx-xxxx or e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxx@XXXXX.com

Thought for the Day

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect; it means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections of yourself and other.



Barbara Walton is a resident of Spearsville and has had a column in the Bernice Banner for several years. She writes about the People and Happenings of Spearsville.





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